Registered: Jul 2012
09-04-12 12:16 PM
Quote from magmiv:
can we get back on topic please? as l said particularly interested in the macbook pro retina, for its ultra high resolution. would it offer more desktop real estate than a 30" monitor with a resolution of 2560 x 1600?
pc laptops, particularly Dell and Lenovo also of interest.
2560 x 1600 = 4,096,000 pixels
2880 x 1800 = 5,184,000 pixels
30" display is much easier on the eyes, than 15" or 17" on similar resolutions,
So you must determine how you quantify Desktop Real Estate; by total area or total resolution?
I would take a 2560 x1600 [30"] display over a 2880 x 1800 [17"] display in a heart beat.
I have no desire to squint 16-hrs a day
That being said, all else being equal, the higher the resolution for same screen size [inches] the better.
Screen size comparison http://www.prismo.ch/comparisons/notebook.php
Win 7 on Mac Air http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31012_...3-10355804.html
[google "how to install windows 7 on MacBook pro for current methods]
Lenovo [thinkpads] or Dell laptops with 1920 x 1080 may be the more affordable option, if price isn't an issue, MacBook Pro is a nice piece of hardware.